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    Handling: STS vs ETC

    Quick question.. What the difference in handling between these two cars from 92-97 and 98-02? Anyone experience driving both enough to have a solid opinion?

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    92-97- STS and ETC are going to be the same, since they are the same weight, same size (ok, the STS is 3in longer), and same suspension. Not sure on 98-02, but i am fairly sure that the ETC used the same suspension as it did in earlier years.

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    Yeah, I believe that is correct - about the ETC always using the same suspension - even up to '02.. I'm assuming the newer STS handles better - but I'd like to find out for sure...

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    In 1998, the Seville moved from the EK-chassis to the G-chassis that the Aurora is built on. It's supposed to be the stiffest chassis General Motors has (or was at the time). Supposed to do many good things for NVH, handling, etc. They also came out with CVRSS, version 2, sometime in the late 1990s, so it's hard to compare apples to apples if you're looking at two different suspension systems and softwares.

    The Eldorado continued on the EK platform until its demise last year. I don't know if they upgraded to version 2 on that car as well. ??

    If you compare a 2002 STS and a 2002 ETC, they'll be two very different cars I'm sure. Comparing a 1997 STS and 1997 ETC should reveal very few differences, if any, in seat-of-the-pants performance, ride, and handling.

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    Thanks.. I'm still thinking that the STS handles better - with less body roll - atleast on '98 models and newer...

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    Originally posted by Sal Collaziano
    Thanks.. I'm still thinking that the STS handles better - with less body roll - atleast on '98 models and newer...
    And don't discount the Magnetic Ride - have you test driven it yet? Damn I wish I had it on the Flying Nimbus.

    BTW, it's my understanding that the CVRSS 2.0 is a *major* improvement over the first CVRSS.

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    Unfortunately, I wont be getting an '03 STS. I'm not having the kind of year to spend that much money... The '01 at about $30k is all I can do... I wont bother asking for a test drive - that's one complaint I have, I guess, about dealers.. They're pains in the asses when it comes to that...

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    You might as well ask for a test drive. I actually got paid $50 to test drive a buick!

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    Lol, ya, go for a test drive. I'm a punk ass 19 year old and they let me test drive a bmw m3 at the dealership. lol. crazy dealerships, they learned their lesson.

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    I've taken Semis for test drives at 19

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